Oakmont Lifelong Learning

Oakmont Lifelong Learning partners with Santa Rosa Junior College's office of Community & Contract Education to offer a full schedule of enrichment classes at Oakmont.

To register online, please CLICK HERE to log in, or to create a new user profile. Then click the registration links below to enroll for Oakmont Lifelong Learning classes. To register by phone, call SRJC's office of Community Education at (707) 527-4372 option 6.

These courses are taught at Oakmont. For SRJC's full menu of Community Education course offerings, please click here.

 

Upcoming Classes at Oakmont:

 

Spanish dancers

Spain and Latin America Cultures

Instructor: Edith Garciduenas
Mondays | Apr. 8 - May 6 | 3:00 – 5:00 PM | Berger Center
5-week session, $96, Class ID: 7595

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This interactive and visual course captures the essence of 5 countries with an in-depth exploration of the history, literature, traditions, cuisines, landscape, art and architecture of Spain, Mexico, Peru, Colombia and Costa Rica.

 

 

Quilt squares

Quilts: Women's Voice in Politics and Art

Instructor: Charlene O'Rourke, MA
Wednesdays | Apr. 10 - Apr. 17 | 3:00 – 5:00 PM | Berger Center
2-week session, $52, Class ID: 7596

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Throughout American history, women have used their needles as a means of artistic and political expression. In the 70s, quilts leapt off the bed and onto walls as art quilts, a daring new art form now recognized in museums and galleries around the world.

 

Greek ruins

The Glory That Was Greece

Instructor: Salvador Diaz
Wednesdays | Apr. 24 - May 29 | 3:00 – 5:00 PM | Berger Center
6-week session, $110, Class ID: 7598

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From the Minoans to the Hellenistic Age, this course looks at the power and uniqueness of Sparta, the splendor of Athens and the Empire of Alexander the Great while exploring the traditions that have become an important part of today’s Western culture.

 

Human hand touching robot

Ex-Machina: The Paradox of Being Human in the Digital Age

Instructor: Dr. Tony Kashani
(*NEW DATES, TIME & LOCATION*) Thursdays | May 2 - May 23 | 4:30 – 6:30 PM | Berger Center (May 2 & 9); East Rec Center (May 16 & 23)
4-week session, $81, Class ID: 7597

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Studying film, TV and video games, learn how social media and artificial intelligence challenge our understanding of what it means to be human and how social interaction is altered by the acceleration of time and the collapse of space.

 

Stained glass image of biblical Eve

Eve Was Framed: The Processes and Consequences of Making Mythical Enemies

Instructor: Dr. Eric Thompson
Mondays | May 13 - May 20 | 3:00 – 5:00 PM | Berger Center
2-week session, $52, Class ID: 7600

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Learn how theologians mistranslated the story of Adam and Eve to suppress women and religious minorities in ancient times. Then follow the breadcrumbs of history to the witch hunts of the Middle Ages to modern examples of the same harmful process of scapegoating and prosecution.

 

Elderly couple enjoying a swim

Re-Imagining Elderhood

Instructor: Gary Hermes, MA
(*NEW DATES & TIME*) Thursdays | May 30 - Jun 20 | 1:00 – 3:00 PM | East Recreation Center
4-week session, $81, Class ID: 7599

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Using humor and experience, Gary Hermes teaches seven optimal aging strategies that promote continued growth, personal expression and deep enjoyment. Students receive a workbook designed to help create their own version of what it means to be an empowered elder.